Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Songwol selects Thies technology for terry towelling plant
Songwol selects Thies technology for terry towelling plant
12
Dec '09
Songwol Co Ltd, South Korea's leading manufacturer of terry towelling products, has installed Thies fabric and yarn dyeing technology for its newly constructed plant near to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

The dyeing equipment, manufactured by Thies GmbH & Co in Germany and ordered through the company's distributor in Korea, C Illies & Co, was commissioned on April 1st of this year.

Songwol's investment in Vietnam, known as Songwol Vina, represents an important part of the company's strategy to expand beyond Korea and position itself as a major world supplier of the highest quality terry towelling, rebranding as Terry Gallery to enhance the international appeal of its products. “We have four production plants in Korea, where we have 35% of the domestic market for terry towelling, and where our Songwol brand has very wide recognition,” says Mr Kim Woo Ram, President of Songwol Vina. “Terry Gallery is however a new name on the overseas markets, and it is our intention to become a world-famous brand name.” Mr Kim Woo Ram also says that the company is targeting the US, Europe and Japan with Songwol Vina production.

Located at the newly established Tan Duc Industrial Park in Long An Province, about 1.5 hours by road from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, Songwol Vina is capitalised at US$50 million and is 100 percent Korean-owned. There are five production units on the site, four of them for the sizing, weaving, dyeing and sewing of cotton towelling products, with the fifth for rayon.

Manager of the dying department, Mr Lee Byung Jin, says that the intention is to produce premium quality products - with 60 years experience in towel manufacturing, consequently the plant has been equipped with technology that is recognised as the best in its field; including Benninger preparing machines, Sulzer weaving machines, TSR drier machines, Schmaledurate hemming machines, and Thies dyeing machines.“The intention has been to automate as far as possible the production process for maximum quality, reducing production time and minimising inferior goods and rejects,” he says.

“Our company was founded 60 years ago, and this is the first time we have used Thies technology. For us it has always been our 'dream machine'. There is nothing else on the market to beat it. “Thies machines give us high temperature, high pressure and accurate colour, and by reducing the dyeing process time, we minimise damage and faulty production.”

The Thies equipment is for the dying of both yarn and fabrics, with an initial capacity for yarn dyeing of 3,500 kg/day, and for fabric dyeing 10,000 kg/day. “When we are fully operational, the capacity for yarn dyeing will be 6,000 kg/day and for fabrics 30,000 kg/day,” says Mr Lee. “For fabrics, our ultimate target is 11,000 tonnes per year.”

For fabrics, there are five ecoMaster F short liquor fabric-dyeing machines with different capacities to cater for different production volumes: the 140/1–PL has a capacity of 250 kg, the two 140/2–PL units each have a capacity of 500 kg, and the two 140/3–PL units each have a capacity of 750 kg.

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Feb 2017

Bangladesh exporters want duty-free access to US, Brazil

Garment and apparel exporters of Bangladesh are seeking duty-free...

Textiles | On 22nd Feb 2017

India to produce 341 lakh bales cotton in 2016-17: CAI

The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has maintained in its January...

Textiles | On 22nd Feb 2017

'India to be self-sufficient in silk production by 2020'

Indian could be self-sufficient in silk production by the year 2020...

Interviews View All

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Vidhyaa Shankar. S
A Ganapathi Chettiar

'The usage of knits is getting into the boundaries of woven fabrics'

Marazban F Velati
Sutlej Textiles & Industries limited

No training can be effective till the candidate believes in it.

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search